Friday, July 16, 2010

Review and Giveaway of Killer Plot by Ellery Adams


In Killer Plot, the first in the Books By the Bay Mystery series, Ellery Adams introduces us to the delightful little town of Oyster Bay and some equally delightful characters. We meet main character Olivia Limoges, single, wealthy business owner who has recently returned to town. Up to now, Olivia has minded her own business and kept an aloof demeanor. Some of the townsfolk have taken this the wrong way and accused her of being unfriendly or stuck up. That proves to be not the case as Olivia steps up to the plate when it is called for.

Having breakfast at the local diner one morning, Olivia is introduced to Cameron Ford who asks Olivia if a local group of writers can use her empty cottage for their writers group meetings. Cameron writes celebrity gossip and is in town from LA to do research for his book about the local controversial Talbot family. At the first meeting, Cameron does not show up but one of the other members remembers seeing him enter a seedy bar while he was driving to the meeting. When Cameron fails to show up, Olivia and the group, The Bayside Book Writers, track him down only to find him dead in an alley. The only clue: a poem left at the scene. Oh, ho, what do we have here? An erudite haiku writing murderer? Well, that should narrow it down. Unfortunately, it doesn't make it any easier especially after the second murder and another poem! Olivia puts the group to work to try and decipher the poem before there is another victim.

This was a really fun little cozy with some terrific characters. Even though they were quite diverse, their common goal of writing and interest in mystery solving brought them together. The haiku clues stumped me but I loved the way it was all tied up at the end. This is a new series not to be missed! I really look forward to more adventures with the Bayside Book Writers.

Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by the author, Ellery Adams. Thanks again, Ellery!

Now for the giveaway. Ellery is generously allowing me to pick three winners to receive a copy of her new book and a "themed surprise". Hmmm, wonder what that is!
As always, please be sure to leave an e mail address in your comment. Open to US and Canada.

+2 Bonus entries if you are a follower ( old or new) Remind me how you follow.

+ 3 Bonus entries can be earned by posting a link to the drawing (sidebar is fine) or tweeting. Please, please, please, DO NOT leave three comments that you tweeted. Either way, leave me a link please in your comment box.

Deadline is July 25 th at 5 P.M. EST
Good luck!

69 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower and have enjoyed browsing your blog!

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  2. Posted about your giveaway on blog.
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  3. Would love to win this cozy and "themed" surprise! Thanks for the chance!
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  4. +2 I am an old GFC follwer.
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  5. Don't enter me as I am overseas but this sounds a good mystery.

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  6. I follow by google reader.

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  7. This book has a great storyline and I would like to win it.

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  8. Hmmmm.... a cozy about writers who live in a cottage by the bay? What on earth is there not to like?! I would love to be entered in your give away, Kaye.

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

    Oh...and I am an "old" follower :)

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  9. +3 Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/18685486575
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  10. +2 I'm a new follower.
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  11. I would love to win this book.
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  12. I've had my eye on this one for a while, Kaye. Glad to hear your thoughts about it. I love the covers on the Berkley Prime Crime books. Just great!

    Toss my name in the hat, please. I'm an "old" follower.

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  13. Sounds like a great cozy. Please include me.

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  14. +3 tweet:
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  15. +2 I'm a old follower.

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  16. I am a old gfc follower.+2
    debbie
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  17. I love a great mystery, it sounds like a good book.
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  18. I love a good mystery!!

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  19. tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/18694867459

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  20. An old follower through GFC

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  21. Sounds like a fun mystery.

    I'm an old follower.

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  22. a themed surprise...oooooooh.

    I follow you on Goggle Reader.

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  23. I'd love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. I follow with GFC.

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  25. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/ForWhlz/status/18722882249

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  26. This cozy has my name all over it!!!

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  27. I would love to be entered into this giveaway. I love series and good mysteries are #1 on my list. Thanks so much!

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  28. Oh, I am a follower on Google Reader and enjoy your blog.
    Thanks again.

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  29. What a fantastic giveaway! I'm an old follower through Google Friend Connect.

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  30. +2 I'm already a follower
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  31. I love books with quirky characters - thanks for the chance
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  32. I love cozy mysteries! Please enter me for this one.

    +2 follower through GFC
    +3 posted on my sidebar @ www.thecajunbooklady.com

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  33. This sounds very cute. Count me in. I'm an old follower via Google Friend Connect

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  34. I am an old GFC follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie D
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  35. This sounds like a great book. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie D
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  36. I would love to give this book a try. I am an old follower


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  37. I thought I was an old follower but was mistaken. I've rectified that, though! Sounds like a fun book.
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    Thanks!!

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  38. I'm not entering since I have an ARC of this wonderful book...just wish I had the cover!LOL.

    This is a terrific story, and I'm really looking forward to more in this series. My review is at http://tutus2cents.blogspot.com/2010/06/review-killer-plot-books-by-bay-mystery.html

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  39. This sounds so good Kaye. I can't resist entering and of course I follow you...

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  40. This sounds like a good story.

    GFC follower
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  41. +2 I am an old google friends follower.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway.
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  42. I would love to win this book...I love cozy mysteries and this one sounds like it will be right up my alley!

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  43. i like the sounds of this. especially the haiku element!
    please count me in ;-D
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  44. Sounds like something I would enjoy. Please count me in.

    +2 I am an old follower.

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  45. No need to enter me, but I think that anyone with a cat inn their profile picture should be disqualified since this is obviously a dog lover's book!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    I am an old GFC follower.

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  47. I would love the chance to read the book and to receive a surprise! Thanks so much.

    I am now a follower.

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  48. This looks like a book that would be hard to put down.
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  49. +2 I am a follower.
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  50. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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  51. +2 OLD follower first via smoke signals but nowadays by GFC :-)

    +3 tweeted about your giveaway and I think this is the link you want to see: https://twitter.com/BookinBingo

    would love to win this one and the MYSTERY prize!

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  52. I'd love to read this book. It sounds good!
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  53. +2 I am an old GFC follwer
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  54. I'd love to be entered :)

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  55. I have been wanting to read this book for quite a while.


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  56. I am a GFC follower of this blog.


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  57. GFC Follower 1

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  58. I'd love to win this one. Thanks for letting me know that Ellery Adams is really one of the Cozy Chicks.

    I am one of your followers.
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  59. I now follow on google friends
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  60. I would love to read this book.
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  61. Been wanting to read this one.

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  62. I'm an old follower.

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  63. This sounds like a really good read and I would love to read it. I am a follower.

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  64. Love a good mystery, please enter me. Thanks,

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  65. New yahoo follower

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  66. I found the review of A Killer Plot very intriguing, and would love to be chosen one of your three lucky winners!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  67. +2 I am a new follower of yours on GFC.

    Thank your for hosting the giveaway of 3 copies of A Killer Plot!

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  68. +3 entries

    I posted this giveaway on my FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/?ref=home

    Thank your for hosting this giveaway.

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  69. This sounds like a fun read - I'd love a chance to win a copy.

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